Most National Trust for Scotland sites to reopen to local visitors on 2 April

26 March 2021
Trust Chief Executive Philip Long OBE, pictured at Kellie Castle Fife in summer 2020
Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland has confirmed that most of its countryside, estates and gardens will be open for local visitors from 2 April, in line with the easing of lockdown rules.

The National Trust for Scotland has announced that it will reopen most of its properties, for local visitors initially, from 2 April 2021.

Amongst those opening on 2 April are Branklyn Garden in Perth, Geilston Garden in Cardross, Threave Garden near Castle Douglas and Greenbank Garden in Clarkston.  

The charity has also shared plans for opening castles, houses, museums and visitor centres from 30 April onwards, providing Scotland continues to progress out of lockdown as planned. 

Chief Executive Philip Long OBE said: “Everyone at the Trust is looking forward to welcoming our visitors back to the beautiful places we protect. Across Scotland, our teams are hard at work preparing for reopening and giving everyone a warm, and of course, safe welcome. 


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“Our charity is very grateful to the Scottish Government, our members and donors whose support and generosity means we can re-open more properties than we’d thought would have been possible this year. So many people love these places and after such a difficult year, all of us at the Trust are pleased to be able to share this positive news, and so many of our special places once again.”    

The Trust is urging anyone planning to visit to check the latest opening information on the National Trust for Scotland website before travelling, as some properties have different opening patterns this summer.

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(report courtesy National Trust for Scotland)